Nike Metcon 6 - the Best CrossFit Shoe for 2020
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Best CrossFit Shoes for 2020

Let’s review the best CrossFit shoes for 2020. We’ve compared all the major cross training shoes that have released in 2020 to see which is the best for functional fitness, and CrossFit style WOD workouts. Based on our in-depth testing, we believe the Nike Metcon 6 is the best CrossFit shoe for 2020. But, as with many things, whether or not it is the right shoe for you depends on a few factors. In this article, we’ll give you all the pros and cons of the best shoes – and help you decide which is perfect for you. What are the contenders? We’ve extensively tested all of these major brands, and we’re ready to speak on this topic. Here are the top CrossFit shoes for the year 2020, ranked in order: Want to deep-dive on each shoe? Continue reading, and we’ll talk about how we tested – and what we found out. Best CrossFit Shoes for 2020 – Criteria What’s a CrossFit shoe? To be clear, nobody can market a “CrossFit” shoe without approval from CrossFit Inc. The last “official” [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 6 X What the Metcon Knows Shoe Review another view
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Nike Metcon 6 X Training Shoe Review

The Nike Metcon 6 X represents a radical new style of Nike’s top of the line training shoe. Here’s the Nike Metcon 6 X, also known as the Metcon Knows or What the Metcon edition shoe: Whoa – what’s up with the crazy styles? The Nike Metcon 6 is an amalgamation of classic Metcon shoes – and that’s where the styling cues from from. But, at the same time, it is an excellent training shoe – because it’s really just a Metcon 6! Let’s take a deep dive into this shoe. Here it is, the Nike Metcon 6 X – and some more styles that you might prefer (NOTE: These are affiliate links) Let’s review this shoe. Nike Metcon 6 – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Here’s a video review of the Nike Metcon 6 X from our YouTube channel: We’ll have an update with the Nike Metcon 6 X soon. The above video includes on feet, a detailed review of the features, and a side by side comparison with the Nike Metcon [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase
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Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase Review

For the first time ever, Nike has released a FlyEase version of the Metcon training shoe. This is our review of the Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase. We’ll cut right to the chase – this is the Nike Metcon 6 with one big change – it has a collapsible heel that makes for “step-in entry”. This is Nike’s FlyEase technology. Nike FlyEase makes it easy to put your shoes on, and take them off – and it’s great for all athletes, including adaptive athletes. There are laces, but you only have to tie them once. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at (these are all available now:) Does the FlyEase version of the shoe stand up to the regular edition? Let’s find out… Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase Review – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase Review – Overview We’ve already done an in-depth review of the Nike Metcon 6, but we’ll recap the highlights here. The FlyEase version of [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 4 Versus Nike Metcon 6 Training Shoe - Is it Time to Upgrade?
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Nike Metcon 4 Versus Nike Metcon 6 – Is it Time to Upgrade?

Still rocking the Metcon 4? It’s a great shoe, but Nike has improved some things since the 4 came out. What’s the benefit of upgrading to the Nike Metcon 6 from the Nike Metcon 4? That’s what we’ll cover in this review. We tested both these shoes side by side – so read on to find all about it. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Nike Metcon 4 Versus Nike Metcon 6 – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Nike Metcon 4 Versus Nike Metcon 6 – Overview There’s a lot of similarity between these two shoes. Both have a flat, all-rubber outsole. There’s a “rope wrap” at the midfoot – mild in the 4 and massive in the 6. Both use regular laces, with FlyWire for additional security. And overall you can see the shoes share the same general layout. But that’s not the interesting part. Let’s talk about where the shoes differ. Nike Metcon 4 Versus Nike Metcon 6 [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 6 Versus Nike Metcon 5 - What are the Differences?
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Nike Metcon 6 Versus Nike Metcon 5 – What’s the Difference?

The Nike Metcon 6 is here – Nike’s newest CrossFit and functional fitness training shoe for the year 2020. Did you notice it looks a lot like the Nike Metcon 5? What’s the real difference between the Nike Metcon 6 and Nike Metcon 5? We’re going to compare and contrast these two training shoes – this is Nike Metcon 6 Versus Nike Metcon 5. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Let’s compare the Nike Metcon 5 and the Nike Metcon 6. Nike Metcon 6 Versus Nike Metcon 5 – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Nike Metcon 6 Versus Nike Metcon 5 – Overview Let’s cut right to the chase. These shoes look similar for a reason. The Nike Metcon 6 re-uses all the major parts of the Nike Metcon 5 … except for 1. The real difference is the upper. And here’s that new upper. It’s tough, but more importantly it’s got very large perforations. These are so big that [Read more …]

On Running Cloud X - Upper
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On Cloud X Training Shoe Review

Let’s look at the new generation Cloud X training shoe from On Running. On Running is known for their feather-light and highly cushioned running shoes. Does their design fit into the cross training shoe market? That’s what we’ll review here. Here’s some of the styles available now: Cloud X Training Shoe – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Cloud X Training Shoe – Overview All right, let’s talk about the tech. First of all, let me say this is a very light-weight training shoe. A Men’s Size 11 (US) weighs in at only 9.2 ounces. That, in and of itself, doesn’t tell you much – but consider that a Reebok Nano X in the same size is in the 14 ounce range, as is the Nike Metcon 6. When you put these shoes on the lightweight feeling is immediately apparent. How do they do this? First of all the upper is thin and breathable. It’s got perforations up front – you can see some ( a [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit Side by Side
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Nike Metcon 6 Shoe Review

Finally! The long delayed Nike Metcon 6 is now available. We were able to acquire a pair prior to the global launch – and this is our in-depth, hands-on review. Let’s look at this brand new CrossFit training shoe for 2020. Here it is, the Nike Metcon 6 (NOTE: These are affiliate links) Let’s review this shoe. Nike Metcon 6 – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video review of the Nike Metcon 6 from our YouTube channel: The video includes on foot, detailed tour of the features, and a side by side comparison with the Nike Metcon 5 from last year. Nike Metcon 6 – Sizing How about sizing? This shoe feels cramped up in the toe box area – like the Nike Metcon 5 did. Therefore, my preliminary assessment is that you should probably order 1/2 size up from your normal Nike shoe size. The length on these seems fine, it’s really the width that is the issue. This isn’t surprising, the Nike Metcon 5 was the same way. [Read more …]

GORUCK Women's Tough Leggings - finally workout tights tough enough for rucking - or CrossFit
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GORUCK Women’s Tough Leggings Review

GORUCK is now making a super-tough workout tights for women – the Women’s Tough Leggings is now available. Can’t find tough leggings for your workout? These should work – we’ll explain. GORUCK is the rucking company – and their GORUCK challenge events are some of the toughest workouts around. Low crawls, bear crawls, squats, and general PT – none of these will be a problem in these soft, but tough workout leggings for women. Here’s the styles available now (in sizes 2-16): Let’s take a closer look. Women’s Tough Leggings – Overview First of all – these are workout leggings – so you expect they’ll be soft. But, GORUCK also claims these are tough – and that they won’t rip, tear, or fail. How do they do it? The secret is in the fabric. Their ToughFlex fabric is not just soft – but it is lightweight, dries fast, and feels very comfortable. What’s it made of? 70% Nylon and 30% Spandex is the mix. The nylon makes them tough – but that spandex content is very high. That is what [Read more …]

Reebok Legacy Lifter II - Olympic Weightlifting Shoe Heel View
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Reebok Legacy Lifter II Weightlifting Shoe Review

Reebok launched the 2nd version of the Reebok Legacy Lifter weightlifting shoe on July 1st, 2020. It’s called the Reebok Legacy Lifter II Men’s Weightlifting Shoe. Let’s check it out – and find out what this shoe is all about. We’ll have a full hands-on review here shortly thereafter. How will this shoe compare to the previous Legacy Lifter, or the Nike Romaleos 4? We’ll have a side by side comparison too. Meanwhile, here’s some of the styles that are coming: Let’s take a look. Reebok Legacy Lifter II Weightlifting Shoe – Overview This is an Olympic weightlifting shoe. It’s got a tall heel raise. You could also describe this as having a lot of Heel to Toe Drop. How much? We don’t know yet – because Reebok hasn’t published the number. The original Legacy Lifter had a 22 mm heel to toe drop – so we expect this shoe to be similar. Expect it to have a very firm midsole, outsole, and insole – there’s not going to be much of any cushion in these – because they are [Read more …]

Women's UA Meridian Crop in Blue Ink workout pose
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Women’s UA Meridian Crop – Cropped Workout Legging

The UA Meridian line of performance wear is great – let’s look at the newest addition, the Women’s UA Meridian Crop. What’s a “crop”? It’s like a Capri, basically. Capris are cropped pants where the leg ends just above the ankle. They can help keep you cooler – and they are a trendy look right now (and for the future.) Just remember that they tend to “shorten” your legs – so they can be somewhat unflattering on the wrong physique. These are hot – get them now at Under Armour.com (We are an affiliate): Let’s take a look. Women’s UA Meridian Crop Workout Legging – Overview Ok, so these are cropped workout pants, like capris. What’s special about these? These are from UA’s Meridian line of performance workout wear. What can you do with these? Anything really – Yoga, HIIT, CrossFit, and of course – just plain lounging around the house. These are very comfortable, so we won’t blame you if you never want to take them off. Part of the secret to the comfort and performance is the knit [Read more …]